Korchnoi - Uhlmann Rapid Match: The Score Is Equal After Two Games

Sunday, 15.02.2015 17:46

A half of the rapid match (2 games out of total 4) between Viktor Korchnoi and Wolfgang Uhlmann has been played today in Zurich, as a part of Zurich Chess Challenge. Both games were won by White. The German veteran outplayed Korchnoi in the first encounter, but found himself in a hopeless position already at the beginning of the second game. The realization by Korchnoi was quite convincing.

Thus, the match score is 1-1. The last two games will commence tomorrow at 10:00 GMT. A photo report on the first day of the match is going to be published on Chess-News this evening. Stay tuned!

See games 1 and 2 below in the viewer.

[Event "Rapid match"] [Site "Zurich"] [Date "2015.02.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Uhlmann, Wolfgang"] [Black "Kortchnoi, Viktor"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A29"] [WhiteElo "2326"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "SUI"] [TimeControl "1500+20"] 1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} e5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nc6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. g3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bb4 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 5. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:05]} 6. O-O { [%emt 0:00:00]} Re8 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 7. d3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 8. Bd2 {[%emt 0:00:04]} a5 {[%emt 0:00:34]} 9. e4 {[%emt 0:00:14]} d6 {[%emt 0: 00:19]} 10. Nd5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Bxd2 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 11. Qxd2 {[%emt 0:00:04] } Bg4 {[%emt 0:01:55]} 12. h3 {[%emt 0:00:45]} Bxf3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 13. Bxf3 { [%emt 0:00:03]} Nd4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 14. Nxf6+ {[%emt 0:00:24]} Qxf6 {[%emt 0: 00:06]} 15. Bg2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Qg5 {[%emt 0:00:48]} 16. Qd1 {[%emt 0:00:30]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 17. Kh2 {[%emt 0:00:11]} f5 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 18. exf5 { [%emt 0:01:02]} Qxf5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 19. f4 {[%emt 0:00:21]} exf4 {[%emt 0:01: 49]} 20. Rxf4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qc5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 21. Qg4 {[%emt 0:03:36]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:27]} 22. Re4 {[%emt 0:03:25]} Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 23. Rxe8+ { [%emt 0:01:06]} Rxe8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 24. Rf1 {[%emt 0:00:21]} Qe5 {[%emt 0:04: 22]} 25. h4 {[%emt 0:01:09]} Ne6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 26. Rf2 {[%emt 0:07:38]} Qd4 {[%emt 0:07:57]} 27. Qf5 {[%emt 0:00:54]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:04:25]} 28. Be4 {[%emt 0:00:52]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 29. Qf6+ {[%emt 0:00:56]} Qxf6 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 30. Rxf6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:24]} 31. cxd5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} cxd5 { [%emt 0:00:01]} 32. Bxd5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} Nc5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 33. d4 {[%emt 0: 02:27]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 34. dxc5 {[%emt 0:00:36]} Rxd5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 35. Rxg6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:11]} 36. Rb6 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Rxc5 { [%emt 0:00:01]} 37. Rxb7 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rd5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 38. Kg2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:15]} 39. Kf3 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Rd3+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. Kf4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} a4 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 41. Rb5 {[%emt 0:00:46]} a3 { [%emt 0:00:09]} 42. bxa3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Rxa3 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 43. Rxh5 { [%emt 0:00:03]} Rxa2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 44. Re5 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00: 04]} 45. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Ra7 {[%emt 0:00:06]} 46. h5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Kh7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 47. g4 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 48. Re4 {[%emt 0: 00:02]} Rb7 {[%emt 0:00:17]} 49. h6+ {[%emt 0:00:03]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:07]} 50. Kh5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:26]} 51. g5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Kh8 {[%emt 0: 00:02]} 52. g6 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Kg8 {[%emt 0:00:12]} 53. Re6 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 54. Kg5 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 55. Re7 { [%emt 0:00:10]} Ra8 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 56. h7+ {[%emt 0:00:14]} Kh8 {[%emt 0:00: 04]} 57. Kh6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ra6 1-0 [Event "Rapid match"] [Site "Zurich"] [Date "2015.02.15"] [Round "2"] [White "Korchnoi, Viktor"] [Black "Uhlmann, Wolfgang"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E70"] [WhiteElo "2499"] [BlackElo "2326"] [Annotator "Robot 8"] [PlyCount "91"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] [EventCountry "SUI"] [TimeControl "1500+20"] 1. c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} g6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. e4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Bg7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 5. Bg5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. f4 {[%emt 0: 00:00]} O-O {[%emt 0:00:02]} 7. Nf3 {[%emt 0:00:00]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 8. d5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qa5 {[%emt 0:00:29]} 9. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:01]} b5 {[%emt 0:00: 29]} 10. Nxb5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qb6 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 11. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} Rb8 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 12. Rb1 {[%emt 0:00:10]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 13. dxe6 { [%emt 0:00:04]} fxe6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 14. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00: 06]} 15. O-O {[%emt 0:00:09]} d5 {[%emt 0:00:02]} 16. e5 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Ne8 { [%emt 0:00:12]} 17. Kh1 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Nc7 {[%emt 0:00:43]} 18. Be7 {[%emt 0: 00:28]} Rfe8 {[%emt 0:00:23]} 19. Bd6 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Bf8 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 20. Bxf8 {[%emt 0:01:39]} Nxf8 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 21. b3 {[%emt 0:00:23]} Rbd8 { [%emt 0:00:02]} 22. Na4 {[%emt 0:00:32]} Qc6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 23. Qe3 {[%emt 0: 00:04]} d4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} 24. Qd2 {[%emt 0:00:12]} Na6 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 25. Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:18]} Nb4 {[%emt 0:00:19]} 26. Be4 Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:32]} 27. Bxb7 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Qxb7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 28. Nxc5 {[%emt 0:00:04]} Qb8 {[%emt 0: 00:01]} 29. Nge4 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Kg7 {[%emt 0:00:16]} 30. a3 {[%emt 0:00:11]} Nc6 31. b4 {[%emt 0:00:03]} Nd7 {[%emt 0:01:00]} 32. Nxd7 {[%emt 0:00:25]} Rxd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 33. Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:01]} Ree7 {[%emt 0:00:10]} 34. Nxd7 { [%emt 0:00:04]} Rxd7 {[%emt 0:00:01]} 35. Qd3 {[%emt 0:00:15]} Ne7 {[%emt 0:00: 03]} 36. c5 {[%emt 0:00:26]} Nf5 {[%emt 0:00:14]} 37. b5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Rd5 { [%emt 0:00:10]} 38. c6 {[%emt 0:00:02]} Qc7 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 39. Rbc1 {[%emt 0: 00:16]} h5 {[%emt 0:00:03]} 40. a4 {[%emt 0:00:13]} Rd8 {[%emt 0:00:18]} 41. Rfd1 {[%emt 0:00:39]} Ne3 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 42. Rd2 {[%emt 0:00:02]} h4 {[%emt 0:01:16]} 43. Qb3 {[%emt 0:01:15]} Qf7 {[%emt 0:00:05]} 44. Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00: 20]} Rxd4 {[%emt 0:00:09]} 45. Qxe3 Rxf4 {[%emt 0:00:04]} 46. Kg1 {[%emt 0:00: 51]} 1-0


  


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